of tourism''s Incredible India pavilion has turned out to be a big draw at the
China International Travel Mart 2007 being held from 1 November to 4 November
in China''s Kunming city.
2007 being celebrated as the "India-China year of friendship through tourism",
India had been invited to the China International Travel Mart November 2007 as
the "guest of honour country".
ministry of tourism has hosted a 225sq metre pavilion called ''Incredible India''
to showcase the varied tourism destinations in the country, with the main entrance
to it being a replica of Sanchi Stupa Gate.
Indian delegation at the mart is being led by additional director general (tourism)
Sanjay Kothari. Seventeen tour operators from India are participating as co-exhibitors
in the pavilion to promote packages to India.
activities in the pavilion include cultural performances by a group of Chhau dancers
from Orissa. The other attractions are mehndiwalis and churiwalis, which have
been attracting a large number of visitors.
India Evening was also organised at the mart to show case India''s progress and
vibrancy to travel stakeholders and media representatives from China, with a presentation
on Indian tourism and its growth.
the four day event, outdoor advertising at different locations and on the buses
running in Kuming City is also being done.